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    1. Dick Van Dyke

    (As seen above) Unmasked as the Gnome on the season debut of the American version of the Masked Singer. Impressive voice (for 97-years-old). Looked a little frail, but not at death's doorstep.
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    Dying Off The Radar

    Former Taiwanese 'superstar' singer Liu Wen-cheng died last October 29th at age 69. His manager confirmed the singers passing today (February 15th). He also acted in his homeland. Wen-cheng was the nephew of a farmer U.S. ambassador to Burma. https://focustaiwan.tw/culture/202302150019
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    Didn't Wake Up This Morning...

    Spencer Wiggins, a Memphis soul singer who recorded in the 1960s and 70s before switching to gospel music, has died. He was 81. https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/music/2023/02/15/spencer-wiggins-dies-obit-memphis-soul-music-history/69907734007/
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    The deaD of 2023

    Hugh Harris, the voice of NASA for more than two decades during his time as public affairs officer with the agency, has died. He was 90. He was known for his Shuttle launch commentary, which included the broadcast of the first space shuttle launch in 1981. https://www.wuwf.org/florida-news/2023-02-15/the-voice-of-nasa-hugh-harris-has-died
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    Peter Cyril Jones, a South African activist and Black Consciousness advocate, and the last person to see Steve Biko alive, has died. He was 72. Jones and Biko were arrested in August 1977 and tortured by apartheid security police. https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2023-02-15-peter-jones-arrested-and-detained-with-steve-biko-has-died/
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Mikhail Ovechkin, the father of NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin, has died. His death comes a day after Alex took a leave of absence from the team to attend to what was describe as a personal matter. https://www.tsn.ca/nhl/washington-capitals-star-alex-ovechkin-announces-the-passing-of-his-father-mikhail-1.1919661
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    I don't have an exact birth date, but according to this French language article from January 2022, Len 'Kojak' Shelley was 81 at the time it was written. Presuming Shelley is now 82, he was likely born in 1940. https://www.viva-media.ca/la-voix-regionale-vaudreuil-soulanges/culture-vs/arts-visuels-vs/dune-toile-a-lautre-pour-len-shelley/
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    Political Frailty

    Dr. Chris Mushowe, a former Zimbabwean Minister of Information, has died. He was 69. https://allafrica.com/stories/202302130535.html
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Vladimir Makarov, a fired Russian general, has been found dead. He was 72. Makarov's wife found him. He had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. https://nypost.com/2023/02/13/fired-russian-general-vladimir-makarov-dies-in-apparent-suicide-report/
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Austin Majors, a former child actor who worked from the late 90s to the late 00s, and whose best role was as Theo Sipowicz on NYPD Blue, has died. He was 27. Majors was found at a homeless shelter. It's believed he'd taken fentanyl. https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/us-celebrity-news/breaking-former-child-nypd-blue-29208804
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    Billy Two Rivers obit: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/billy-two-rivers-kahnawake-mourns-1.6746257
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    I was just responding to the original post. But, you have a point.
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    Death By Jazz

    Guido Basso, a pillar on the Canadian jazz scene, has died. He was 85. Basso lead jazz orchestras for live concerts and TV & radio programs for more than 65 years. https://jazz.fm/guido-basso-obituary-canadian-jazz-musician/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=guido-basso-obituary-canadian-jazz-musician
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    Voice Actors

    Jim Lewis, voice of Benny the Bear on the long-time Calgary TV series 'The Buckshot Show', has died. The local show ran from the 1960s to the 1990s, and claims the record of the longest-running kids show in Canadian history. https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/jim-lewis-the-voice-of-benny-the-bear-on-the-buckshot-show-passes-away-1.6270748
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Scott Satin, producer of the comedy panel game show 'Funny You Should Ask', has died. He was 64. https://www.thewrap.com/scott-satin-tv-producer-dies-64/
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    The deaD of 2023

    Former ESPN producer Barry Sacks has died. He was 63. Sacks was also an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University. https://www.ctinsider.com/news/article/barry-sacks-espn-producer-quinnipiac-professor-17780077.php
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    The Fringes Of Fame/family Of The Famous

    Jim Beaver posted on Google Groups for years (and may still) in the alt.obituaries group. Widower of Cecily Adams (Star Trek: Voyager, among other credits).
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    Jerrold Schecter, a former Time magazine Moscow bureau chief, has died. He was 90. https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2023/02/10/jerrold-schecter-time-magazine-dead/
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    Crashing Companies

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Canada closing all 54 stores. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bed-bath-beyond-canada-going-out-of-business-closing-54-stores-1.6745092
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    American Football Players

    Paul Martha, who played safety in the league for seven years, later becoming an executive with the Pittsburgh Steelers (and NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins), has died. He was 80. https://www.si.com/nhl/penguins/news/former-pittsburgh-penguins-executive-paul-martha-passes-away
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    The 3rd Death of 2023

    Rolf Harris, once again.
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    Marvel Comics / DC Comics / Others

    Lee Moder, a comic book artist and co-creator of Stargirl, has died. He was 53. https://deadline.com/2023/02/lee-moder-dead-comic-book-artist-stargirl-1235253685/
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    Mendelson Joe cause of death: medically-assisted suicide. https://exclaim.ca/music/article/mendelson_joe_canadian_singer-songwriter_visual_artist_and_activist_dies_at_78
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    Tonya Knight, a former Ms. International champion who had appeared on the Mr. Olympia stage, has died. She was 56. Knight died of cancer. https://fitnessvolt.com/tonya-knight-obituary/
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    Charlie Norris, who wrestled under his own name as well as the monikers 'Thunderblood' and 'Chief Lightfoot', has died. He was 59. Norris was mostly active in the 1990s, but aside from 1993 only worked sporadically. https://slamwrestling.net/index.php/2023/02/06/thunderblood-charlie-norris-dead-at-59/

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